By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA playoff record with 21 3-pointers to overcome another injury to Stephen Curry and beat the Houston Rockets 121-94 on Sunday for a 3-1 series lead.
Curry returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle, but did not play in the second half after spraining his right knee.
Golden State was just fine without him thanks to 3-point shooting that led to a 41-point third quarter. The Warriors bested the NBA record they shared for 3s in a playoff game when Brandon Rush made one from the top of the key with about 2 1/2 minutes left.
Golden State hosts Game 5 on Wednesday.
Dwight Howard led Houston with 19 points and 15 rebounds. James Harden had 18 points, 10 assists and seven steals.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.